The wealth of networks : how social production transforms markets and freedom (Book, 2007) [WorldCat.org]
skip to content
The wealth of networks : how social production transforms markets and freedom
Checking...

The wealth of networks : how social production transforms markets and freedom

Author: Yochai Benkler
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. ; London : Yale University Press, 2007, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
With the radical changes in information production that the Internet has introduced, we stand at an important moment of transition, claims the author. The phenomenon he describes as social production is reshaping markets, while at the same time offering new opportunities to enhance individual freedom, cultural diversity, political discourse, and justice. But these results are by no means inevitable: a systematic  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Yochai Benkler
ISBN: 9780300125771 0300125771 9780300110562 0300110561
OCLC Number: 1043452511
Notes: Originally published: 2006.
Description: xii, 515 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: a moment of opportunity and challenge --
The networked information economy --
Some basic economics of information production and innovation --
Peer production and sharing --
The economics of social production --
The political economy of property and commons --
Individual freedom: autonomy, information, and law --
Political freedom part 1: the trouble with mass media --
Political freedom part 2: emergence of the networked public sphere --
Cultural freedom: a culture both plastic and critical --
Justice and development --
Social ties: networking together --
Policies of freedom at a moment of transformation --
The battle over the institutional ecology of the digital environment --
Conclusion: the stakes of information law and policy.
Responsibility: Yochai Benkler.

Abstract:

With the radical changes in information production that the Internet has introduced, we stand at an important moment of transition, claims the author. The phenomenon he describes as social production is reshaping markets, while at the same time offering new opportunities to enhance individual freedom, cultural diversity, political discourse, and justice. But these results are by no means inevitable: a systematic campaign to protect the entrenched industrial information economy of the last century threatens the promise of today's emerging networked information environment--Adapted from jacket.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.